Pant can give you heart attacks, heartaches, heartbreaks: India fielding coach
India fielding coach R Sridhar has termed the flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as one of the most fearless cricketers in the world right now.
Talking about Pant, who top-scored for India in the four-match Test series in Australia last month with 274 runs, Sridhar said that the maverick cricketer has the ability to thrill and disappoint in equal measures, which makes him the most unique cricketer around.
“What you see is what you get with Rishabh. He can give you heart attacks; he can give you heartaches; he can give you heartbreaks, but he can also give you moments that take your breath away,” said Sridhar.
Sridhar also talked about the efforts the 23-year-old put in to improve his game.
“There have been occasions on this tour where he sacrificed his batting to work an extra half an hour or one hour on his wicketkeeping. So that’s great news for everybody who wants to know. So he is a work in progress,” he said.
“He is a great package, probably one of the most explosive cricketers and one of the most fearless cricketers going around. Plus, he is a left-hander, so that adds a lot of variation in the middle order. So, all in all, Rishabh Pant as a package is extremely exciting,” the fielding coach further added.
Pant played some very crucial knocks during the four-match Test series Down Under. After making a counter-attacking 97 in the third Test at the SCG to help India draw the match, he played yet another magnificent knock of unbeaten 89 tuns at the Gabba in Brisbane to win the match for India and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.